Antonio Sabato Jr., ‘Dancing With The Stars’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Antonio Sabato, Jr. became famous for his sexy Calvin Klein underwear modeling and then broke out as a soap opera star on General Hospital. Read on for the facts on Antonio as he takes on Dancing With The Stars.


1. Cheryl Mona Marie Nunes Is His Wife

In May 2011, Cheryl and Antonio welcomed son Antonio Kamakanaalohamaikalani (meaning “a beloved gift from the heavens”) Harvey Sabàto III. They married in Kauai in September 2012. People reported:

The couple, accompanied by 18 of their closest friends and family, exchanged vows at sunset at a private Anini Beach estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


2. He Went on the Show Celebrity Wife Swap

Sabato and his family appeared on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap on January 31, 2012. Wife Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes was his fiancee at the time, and by the end of the episode, it looked like the couple had a seriously bumpy road ahead of them. Sabato traded places on the show with WWE wrestler Mick Foley’s wife, Colette Foley. You can watch the episode in the above video.


3. My Antonio Was His Own Reality Dating Show

In 2009, Sabato starred in his own dating reality show for VH1 called My Antonio, where women competed for his love, even his ex-wife. His mother also participated in the show for guidance.


4. Partner Cheryl Burke Says This May Be Her Last Season on DWTS

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Cheryl Burke is a DWTS staple, but it looks like she may not be for long. Burke revealed that this may very well be her last season on the show. Burke stated on Good Morning America:

As of now, this is probably going to be my last season. I started when I’m 20. I’m 30. I want to try new things and just see what’s out there.


5. He Was Married to Tully Jensen In the 90s

Sabato was married to Alicia Tully Jensen from May 16, 1992 to July 1993, but they didn’t have children together. He does have several children from other relationships. He has a son, Jack Antonio (born August 6, 1994), from his relationship with actress Virginia Madsen. He also has a daughter named Mina Bree (born August 29, 2002), with ex-girlfriend Kristin Rossetti.


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